Space for Cycling 2014 – Political party statements

This is part of the Space for Cycling initiative. Read more here The Green Party : Just like Copenhagen began its change to bicycles in the 1970s and now even in the winter 34% of commuter trips are by bicycle, we have that vision for Newcastle, a place for people. We want new ways of getting around, towns and cities not suffocated by the tide of traffic but ones where walking is really pleasant, cycling fun, public transit efficient and affordable, and where electric vehicles take the remaining strain. We will tackle road danger to create a better environment to[…]

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Space for Cycling

We are part of the nationwide Space for Cycling campaign backed by Jon Snow. Space for Cycling calls on councillors across the country to make streets safe for anyone to cycle, people of all ages and abilities, anywhere. Mapping political support Local. Live in Newcastle? Here’s our Newcastle ward map illustrating the level of political support for Space for Cycling. Nationally, check the CTC’s map to find out which Councillors support Space for Cycling and how your council is shaping up nationally. What is Space for Cycling? Jon Snow, the Channel 4 News broadcaster and CTC President, has backed the[…]

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SCR Infra Safari – SCR4 Gosforth

We are cycling the Strategic Cycle Routes (SCRs). This year’s dates are listed below. All dates have been set for Saturdays, and we hope you can join us. We will meet at Civic Centre, Ceremonial Way, at 10:00am. Each tour should not take longer than three hours. Join us for all or parts of it, or meet us afterwards for a coffee. Please email us newcastle.cycling.campaign@gmail.com if you are coming so that we get an idea about numbers before the ride. 14 June – SCR 4 – Gosforth 12 July – SCR 1 – Newburn 9 August – SCR 6[…]

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Challenge to City Council to create space for cycling

Newcastle cycling advocates join a nationwide campaign backed by Jon Snow. They are calling on their ward councillors to create Space for Cycling, as part of a national campaign to create the conditions where anyone can cycle for any local journey. Jon Snow, the Channel 4 News presenter and CTC President, has backed the campaign in an online video [1] and said: “Space for Cycling means creating safe conditions on major roads and junctions, lowering speed limits and reducing through motor traffic on residential streets. Some councils are now showing real enthusiasm for action to make cycling a safe and[…]

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Big Ride around town

We are joining other groups for a bike ride around town. This will mirror the London pre-election ride to keep the pressure on our elected representatives, and candidates too. Everyone welcome! If you’d like to know more about the Space4Cycling Campaign, go to https://newcycling.org/space4cycling Please click on the flyers, links below, for more details including the proposed route – subject to change, so do check this site before the ride Timetable: 10:00 – meet at Haymarket 10:30 – leave Haymarket 11:00 – the ride ends at the Civic centre for a photo opportunity If you’d like to tell us you’re[…]

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Newcastle and Copenhagen – a member’s story

We previously featured an inspiring campaign member’s report from Copenhagen by Adrian, and here’s another from Armelle, also a campaign member. She’s usually found cycling the Jesmond school run – so travelling to Copenhagen in February this year was an eye-opener, even for the architect she is. Read on for how Copenhagen deals with space allocation, mobility, and accessibility and how the world-renowned Gehl Architects approach urban design. Gehl Architects were involved in the master planning for Science City. It will be interesting to see, how much of the master plan concept will pull through the detailed design. Just back[…]

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More cycling means more must be done

Census data show that Newcastle cycle commuter numbers have increased by 81%. What does that mean for Newcastle? And what must now follow? Katja Leyendecker, chairwoman, says “It’s great to see cycling nearly double in Newcastle; and I am sure it’d make a great news headline too. Nationally we are doing well; in other council areas cycling has declined. Truth is however that this doubling is from a very small base, cycling is 3% of modal share, and has taken place over a ten year period. Speaking in totals, we now have 3,200 Novocastrians commuting by bike. Are you one[…]

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Management Committee Meeting

The format of our committee and members meetings for the year ahead will be discussed. We will post further information! We want to open this up to members to contribute and get involved, in line with this year’s motto Shifting Up A Gear. Watch this space…

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Newcastle City Futures – SAPL

A series of events organised by the Newcastle University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL). Katja Leyendecker will speak about city-wide planning methods for sustainable transport. Please see attached (below) the finalised events leaflet for the Newcastle City Futures: People, Place, Change exhibition and events series. Join on twitter at @NewcastleSAPL #cityfutures and at the Newcastle City Futures blog: https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/cityfutures/ #cityfutures: Building a transport system for a sustainable future (Katja Leyendecker) from Katsdekker Here’s David Marshall’s aka @spatialsyndave account of the event: The Sustainable Transport event was presented by Katja Leyendecker, chair of Newcastle Cycling Campaign and a Chartered[…]

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